Chapter 7. Topology Design Theory
One of the most important considerations for routed network design is the topology of the network, or how the network is connected together physically and logically. The topology of the network determines the ability of the network designer to break a network into failure domains and aggregate routing information. Each section in this chapter briefly considers one aspect of topology in network design.
Essential Hierarchical Designs
Hierarchical network design is a widely explored area. This section discusses some of the fundamental areas of interaction between hierarchical network design and routing protocols. It is important to take a higher-level view of the hierarchical layers when examining network design. ...